May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – May 22, 2016 @ 2:00 am
Bloom Nightclub
198 Baker St
Nelson, BC V1L 4H2
Jake Langmuir

Zaim and Jesse are tying the knot and we want you all to come celebrate this wonderful and joyous occasion with them! It also happens to be her birthday, so we decided to invite Nelson’s favourite band, Val Kilmer and the New Coke to headline the show, and figured it best if we all get dressed up in our craziest 80’s/disco gear, so we can all get stoopid! Tickets will only be sold at the door, at a sliding scale of a $10-20 donation – with all proceeds going directly to the bride and groom at this momentous turning point in their lives! Facebook Event is here.

•• Val Kilmer and the New Coke ••

Val Kilmer and the New Coke are a five piece, high energy, live performance, 80s cover act. The band is well known as one the best 80s tributes availble in western Canada today. Working with companies like Big White Ski Resort, Red Resort, Retallack, Shambhala Music Festival, The Electric Owl, The Spiritbar, has been a highlight for the band over the years.

Originating from Nelson British Columbia, Val Kilmer and the New Coke began in 2010 as a four piece band of jammers playing 80s songs with a punk rock edge. The bass player had a massive pedal board which he used to mimic the synth lead and bass lines of the hook melodies we all know from 80s songs. Right away the clever and musical interpretation of their set list drove the band to a local success.

After just over a year the band incorporated a female vocalist along with synth and keyboard elements. Working with this new dynamic, the band’s sound became closer to the original version of the songs they played, but still maintained their musical flair. As a five piece, Val Kilmer and the New Coke performed with a whole new layer of sound and stage antics that raised the bar for their shows, and gained them a broader audience around the Kootenays.

Keeping their song list as a key element of their performance, the band put a strong emphasis on not just playing hits for the sake of playing hits, nor learning every request that was thrown at them. The key was having a strong list of songs that work well together, are fun, up tempo, keep the show exciting and the crowd dancing. This as well as some carefully placed down tempo songs to give those who wish to, a chance to slow dance, and those who don’t, a chance to grab a drink.

Val Kilmer and the New Coke now find themselves with their tightest line-up yet and have played shows all over British Columbia and Alberta. With undeniably some of the most accessible music to entertain any crowd, the band is on tear to turn any event into an 80s party.

•• Hoola ••

As a founder of the Living Room Stage at Shambhala and The Pride Productions, Hoola’s influence is felt far and wide throughout the underground dance scene. From Halifax to Victoria, people know magic is about to happen when he steps in the room. Whether it’s his daily life antics or his 20-years-deep vinyl collection and bottomless knowledge of good music, he always manages to get the people smiling.

Currently relocated back to Nelson, BC and helping create yet another epic party spot, he continues to push the scene forward with fresh ideas and infectious enthusiasm. Rest assured, the party isn’t going anywhere!

Don’t be surprised if he shows up wearing cowboy boots full of river water and plays the funkiest country music you’ve (n)ever heard. We could be so lucky! Either way, you can count on a dance floor full of smiles, funk, and another smooth set full of surprises.

• Doors 10pm
• $10-20 sliding scale cover at the door
• $4.50 draft sleeves or highballs, $7.50 doubles until 11:30pm
• Powered by PK Sound
• 19+

•• More on Bloom Nightclub via THUMP / VICE •• http://thump.vice.com/en_ca/article/shambhala-music-festival-opens-its-doors-to-new-sister-club-cafe-and-lounge